Problems on learning thinking aloud for reading via Zoom app in emergency remote learning class


  • Anita Wijayanti Universitas Amikom Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • Yohanes Bambang Gunawan Universitas Amikom Purwokerto, Indonesia



thinking-aloud, problem, emergency remote learning


This research attempted to obtain information on the problems of learning think-aloud for reading in an emergency remote learning class utilizing Zoom video conference application as the means of communication. While think-aloud is well-known method for improving students' reading strategy usage management, there are still problems encountered during class, especially if it is learnt via Zoom video conference application. The research participants were nine D3 program students of AMIKOM Purwokerto University PSDKU Yogyakarta who took Reading IV class. Data collection procedure included literary research, observation, questionnaire, and group interview. There were seven problems discovered: (1) Students were too shy to talk, (2) Students did not have or know proper vocabulary to verbalize their thoughts. (3). Students understood the text but had nothing to say. (4) Easy text did not invoke observable understanding processes in the students’ minds. (5) Students neither understood the text nor knew what to say. (6) Time-consuming. (7) Internet disconnection. Simple solutions to those problems were also presented.


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Author Biographies

Anita Wijayanti, Universitas Amikom Purwokerto

Anita Wijayanti, M.Pd. is an English lecturer at Amikom Purwokerto University. Some of her published academic works are Loyalty on Ecotourism Analysed Using the Factors of Tourist Attraction, Safety, and Amenities, with Satisfaction as an Intervening Variable (2019); Students’ Perceptions towards the Utilization of Whatsapp for Vocabulary Teaching and Learning (2018); and An Evaluation Study of Bilingual Program in Fawwaz Global Islamic School Yogyakarta (2018). She has also written several works, including some storybooks and the articles of Konsep Ajaran Trikon Ki Hadjar Dewantoro. Her area of interest includes English education for general and young learners and learning motivation.

Yohanes Bambang Gunawan, Universitas Amikom Purwokerto

Yohanes Bambang Gunawan M.Pd., previously a freelance translator and editor, currently works as an independent proofreader and English education consultant. His area of interest relates to general English education and the uses of technological and social trends for English learning.


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Wijayanti, A., & Gunawan, Y. B. (2021). Problems on learning thinking aloud for reading via Zoom app in emergency remote learning class. Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 4(1), 9–21.




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